The University is a signatory of the global SDG Accord, which aims to inspire, celebrate and advance the critical role of education along with a commitment to embed the SDGs into our education, research, operations, and engagement.​

Through our Sustainability Framework, we have committed to ensuring that sustainability is embedded into the curriculum.

All teaching and learning at the University ensures that students acquire the relevant skills, knowledge and understanding to enable them to progress into employment within the creative industries. This does, and must, include sustainability to ensure students are prepared for a complex and changing world.​

We work to meaningfully embed sustainability into our curriculum, so that all students leave Leeds Arts University knowing and understanding what sustainability is in the context of their discipline, including an awareness of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), so that they can not only positively contribute to sustainability and have fewer negative consequences on the planet and people throughout their careers, but to also ensure that they have the sustainability knowledge and skills to both meet the needs of industry and to act as change agents, to challenge, innovate and transform industry beyond even today's latest ideas and solutions.

Each of our courses engage with sustainability, whether through live briefs, Visiting Professionals, working with communities, field trips and/or exploring sustainable materials and techniques.

We encourage you to look at examples of our inspiring student work below and as part of the Leeds Arts University 2021 Show.

Kate Stockwell

 

Kate Stockwell
MA Creative Practice 

Cat Doyle

 

Cat Doyle
MA Digital Fashion 

Emily Anderson

 

Emily Anderson
BA (Hons) Creative Advertising

Chloe Johnson

 

Chloe Johnson
BA (Hons) Fashion Design 

Kingston Amaechi

 

Kingston Amaechi
BA (Hons) Fine Art

Phoebe Blaskett

 

Phoebe Blaskett
BA (Hons) Graphic Design 

Maisie Alcock

 

Maisie Alcock
Foundation Diploma in Art and Design

Aidan Bailey

 

Aidan Bailey
Foundation Diploma in Art and Design 

Catherine Boyle

 

Catherine Boyle
Foundation Diploma in Art and Design

Toby Mardles

 

Toby Mardles
Foundation Diploma in Art and Design

Daniella Armitage

 

Daniella Armitage
Extended Diploma in Creative Practice

Martha-Mae Ashraf

 

Martha-Mae Ashraf
Extended Diploma in Creative Practice

Marie Grant

 

Marie Grant
Extended Diploma in Creative Practice